Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande, Brazil

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Yet another island paradise!!, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Yet another island paradise!!

A travel blog entry by jakenkat

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After a couple of hours in a bus, we caught a short ferry ride to Ilha grande. It is a small island which no cars can drive on and no ATMs, and walk or boat ride to some beautiful beaches. When we arrived we checked in, and then went out to meet our ...

We finally found it: Paradise!, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

We finally found it: Paradise!

A travel blog entry by klinkert-muench

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... our scarce food, played poker right at the beach, drank hot chociolate and enjoyed every second! Eventhough the weather was not always on our side we still enjoyed Ilha Grande to the max! Persoenlicher Traumstrand, klares Wasser, ...

Rain rain go away, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Rain rain go away

A travel blog entry by andreateapot

My last day on ilha grande. Its been lovely. even though i was ill for two days and could do very little. Last night we were witness to the best thunder storm. lightning lit up the sky for over an hour and the rain was torrential. Today myself and ...

Ilha Grande - the real life Monkey Island, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande - the real life Monkey Island

A travel blog entry by kelljaysiauwei

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... various islands (one of them being Monkey Island) in search of treasure, love, other pirates - the usual fun stuff. And Ilha Grande really reminds me of these islands that Guybrush have to explore. It's basically a little island - about 193 square km ...

Beach life, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Beach life

A travel blog entry by ginevad

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Friday and Saturday on the island were defined by two all day boat trips, hopping from beach to beach. On the 20th, we did a tour called Meia Volta - halfway around the northern part of the island. We got on a speed boat, total of 10 people. First ...

Beauty in Sunshine, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Beauty in Sunshine

A travel blog entry by gregr

Lopes ...

Paradise, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Paradise

A travel blog entry by lucylu22

... them. Bradley made us lots of things out of copper wire which I still have and some earrings from Marcella. I could have lived on Ilha Grande I really could!  I didn't want to go back to Rio... But we had to meet Chris. So we got the direct transfer ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by jefe

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Ilha Grande is a large island off the coast of Brazil south of Rio (the "Costa Verde"). It is also a beach paradise ("paraiso" in Portugese). Lying in the bed in our room, we could hear the soothing sounds of the gentle waves lapping onto the beach out ...

Beautiful Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Beautiful Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by laura.kingston

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We spent two days on this gorgeous island, and it just wasn't enough! Ilha Grande is a two hour bus journey and a 30 minute boat ride away from Rio, but it feels much further than that. Lovely beaches flanked by hillsides covered in lush forest, and not ...

Big(ish) Island, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Big(ish) Island

A travel blog entry by ceriandgrace

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... the clever designers of Rio had thought of this and thoughtfully put a large-ish island a few hours to the South – Isla Grande. To get there did involve sitting on a city bus through Rio traffic for an hour (not so good), then a fairly relaxing ...

It didn't go to plan..., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

It didn't go to plan...

A travel blog entry by caroline_harris

... through our alarm and missed our 8am bus to Rio, where we needed to get another bus connection to Angra and then a boat connection to Ilha Grande. We managed to get on the 10am bus, arriving into Rio at 1pm. The next bus we could get on to Angra left ...

Ilha Grande 2, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande 2

A travel blog entry by graemeford

Slept amazingly, but have woken up with loads of new bites and a bit of a dodgy cough/throat. Didn't make breakfast, which was not the best start to a booze filled day, but unfortunately the boat party hadn’t caught the imagination of others like ...

Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by janenagle

Stunning Island with beaches like a scene from Lost. ...

ab auf die Insel, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

ab auf die Insel

A travel blog entry by shaudenschild

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Nun ging es weiter auf die Ilha Grande. Die Insel besteht vorwiegend aus Regenwald sowie Stränden. Ich habe Wanderungen zu Wasserfällen, natürlich auch zu einem der Top 10 Stränden der Welt (Lopes Mendes), -> naja das behaupten die Brasilianer auf ...

Idyllic Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Idyllic Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by kat_p

... hill then turn to your left and cross another bridge, go right .... we lost her after the second bridge so took the Ilha Grande alternative to a taxi, you hire two guys pulling a trolley to take your packs and you walk along behind!!! Our hostel was ...

Chill time, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Chill time

A travel blog entry by jvince

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A surprise five hour travel time involving a coach then a beautiful schooner water taxi brought us to Ilha Grande. This is a beautiful tropical island just off the coast of Brazil. There are only four cars on the whole island a they belong to government ...

The trouble with smug Christmas cards..., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

The trouble with smug Christmas cards...

A travel blog entry by stuinamericas09

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... group politics. The 2 hours cruise from the mainland started well enough and it was nice and hot when we arrived on Ilha Grande enjoying some drinks on the beach. We then checked into our accommodation. Despite spending a not inconsiderable amount of ...

Beach life..., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Beach life...

A travel blog entry by dae7

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Ilha Grande is a delightful Island just of the coast of Brazil south of Rio. It is extremely quiet and there isn't´t a great deal to do but that it was makes it so perfect. It is simply paradise island being home to some of the most beautiful beaches in ...

Tropical paradise..., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Tropical paradise...

A travel blog entry by jeffandlisa

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So we just spent some nice days on Ilha Grande, an island about  3 hours south of Rio.  Its this bautiful tropical island and we were staying in the main town that has about 3 proper streets but no cars except for the island police ...

Paradise, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Paradise

A travel blog entry by beatriz_sousa

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Ilha Grande is like paradise, everything is so blue and green. You don't see cars or big buildings, you have to walk up and down the mountains to go to the desert beaches, but you wont regret!! The view on the top of the ...

Drop it like it's hot..., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Drop it like it's hot...

A travel blog entry by bryanoboyle

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... a boat tour around the Island...we started at 10 and finished at 6ish...the tour 4 stops at Lopes Mendes, Caxadaco, dos Rios and Ilha Jorge Grego and I am pretty sure we were the only tourists on the boat...despite being in a hoop from the night before it ...

Pain and Pleasure, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Pain and Pleasure

A travel blog entry by princessbubbles

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Ilha Grande..what can I say...its pure paradise ! If you ever go to Rio you must go here.   So having departed Rio we took a mini bus a few hours south to a small port where we caught a boat to the island. This was the first point that we ...

Kick starting the tour (first 1-6 days), Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande and Paraty , Brazil travel blog

Kick starting the tour (first 1-6 days)

A travel blog entry by livs

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sam, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

sam

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

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Was the usual hassle with a late bus – put luggage on at the back, for which there is no designated area, by which time everyone else has jumped the queue, including locals just going for short hops. Had to all jump over piles of luggage with ...

Parati -> Ilha Grande, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Parati -> Ilha Grande

A travel blog entry by oren.sharvit

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... wanted 12 R$ per person, because it was a Saturday (cost more than the rest of the week). There were other boat operators to Ilha Grande who tried to convince us to buy an immidiate ticket to the island for 15 R$ and leave at that moment instead of ...

1-2-3 jan., Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

1-2-3 jan.

A travel blog entry by vera_enjoylife

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... hell though.  It makes a change of crawling back (on my bike) what i normally do in Europe. I stayed 2 days longer on Ilha Grande than I had planned. For me to get to the ferry meant that the captain (Kamu) of Mandacaru had to drop me and my ...

Perspiration perils, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Perspiration perils

A travel blog entry by hwmorgan

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... . We sit sipping cold Brahma in our hostel watching our first tropical rain storm outside. We are situated on the island of Ilha Grande (big island) where we arrived yesterday courtesy of a transfer which included a bumpy mini bus journey and a far more ...

Aufwiedersehen Fiona & Sam, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Aufwiedersehen Fiona & Sam

A travel blog entry by rantbywoodies

... beaches, jungle right up to the beach, blah blah blah... Just kidding, can't really become blase about such beauty - not yet anyway.. Ilhs Grande is great, it's just not Trinidade! It's a lot more touristy & it's harder to get to the nice places - you ...

Brilliant Big Island, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

Brilliant Big Island

A travel blog entry by frankcg

Its kind of hard to describe the two(ish) days I spent on Ilha Grande, but it is probably the best place (other than Araraquara, of course) in Brazil I've visited and one of the best places I've ever been to. If you go to Rio, leave and go here instead. ...

A Small Piece of Paradise, Ilha Grande, Brazil travel blog

A Small Piece of Paradise

A travel blog entry by josh_mike

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... one more night out with the gang from Rio. This time on a decking jutting out over the sea in an incredible bay on Ilha Grande. Yet another great night out with great people, although the skinny-dippers we passed may not have thought so after finding ...

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